Saturday, November 2, 2013
Whenever I'm wandering near the beach this time of year I love to try to capture these wonderful backlit waves. I particularly love the clarity of this wave and how you can see the inside of the tube through the top of it. The beautiful blue green glass like quality is something that always reminds me of my dad, and how he loves watching this kind of wave, so this one is for him. I intentionally used a slower shutter speed to see the motion of the drops of water at the front of the splashing waves.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Santa Barbara Bluff Sunset
This was one of those evenings that the sunset seemed to be long gone. But it was still a beautiful evening to enjoy a walk on the beach. As we wanderd down the beach the clouds on the horizon started to glow again even more beautiful than before.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Golden Shoreline Run
Girls running in the surf on the beach at Shoreline Park. I particularly like the gold water splashing up by their feet. They looked like two sisters enjoying the beach together. They stopped long enough to take in the sunset for a moment, then they were off again splashing in the breaking waves around their feet.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
This is a beautiful little shopping center in Carmel, called The Barnyard. After dinner at our favorite restaurant in Carmel we spent the evening wandering around and checking out Christmas lights. On the right is a great place called Succulent Gardens. If you can't tell from the Epi photos on the site, a place like that is a real magnet for me. In fact a few of our Epis even came from there. On the left is a great little candy shop. (Try the grasshopper bark and the caramel cashew turtles if you stop there!)
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Tentacles in the Sand
This is one of the first shots with my underwater housing for
my camera. I've had it for a while and have not had a chance to
use it. The extremely low tides this week were a good opportunity
to go wading through the tidal pools taking pictures. 'Course, the water
was so shallow they were all extreme close ups, but that's just fine with me.
These guys are really beautiful, they are related to jelly fish, but they stay on the bottom, usually anchored to a rock under the sand. The pretty colors come from a symbiotic algae living in their translucent tissues.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Streams in the Sand
Been trying to get more exercise. The best place to do that
is the beach of course. (I feel like we are wasting the beautiful
place we live when we don't spend enough time on the beach.)
This week has been particularly fun because the low tides have
been extremely low and at a good time in the afternoon to get
there after the heat and for the good evening light.
I'm starting to experiment with an underwater housing for my camera and I'll get some of the shots from that online in the next couple of days. But there was something interesting going on that did not require any special equipment. The tide was so low, that ground water or just extra sea water was flowing from the sand for about four feet up from the water line. That slow flow lined most of the beach with these beautiful patterns.
Friday, January 4, 2008
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Another attempt to get to the Nativity Scene at the mission a couple of weeks ago, and still no animals. Probably a good thing for them, it was raining like crazy. But I do so hate to come home empty handed! And, I still have not had a chance to develop the film from this evening. This was from my digital camera, but four feet wide just might not be big enough. :-D